Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spotted: CoverGirl Katy Perry Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Collection (with Reader Swatches)

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CoverGirl Katy Perry Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Collection at Walgreens
(retail: $9.49 each)

Let me start this post by saying please don't shoot the messenger! As you will recall, about a week ago I posted about how you could (and still can) pre-order these lispticks on the Walmart website. But what I of course didn't know at that time was that these would pop up in-store at Walgreens just a week after my blog post. I'm not sure what's going on with the roll-out of these lipsticks and it's as confusing to me as it is to you, but I want to let you know that these lipsticks are definitely starting to pop up in-store at Walgreens right now. So a huge apology to those who pre-ordered them at Walmart and are still waiting for them. Again, please don't shoot the messenger!

That said, I want to thank reader @ellas26 on Instagram for kindly sharing the above pic of the in-store display at Walgreens. As you can see, these are $9.49 at Walgreens (price may vary depending on region) so at least those who ordered at Walmart paid less. Hopefully that's a consolation for having to wait for them?

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Cosmo Kitty, Perry Panther, Cat Call, Coral Cat, Magenta Minx

Reader Stephanee (@stylebybare on Instagram) purchased five shades in this collection and was nice enough to share these pretty pics and swatches with us:

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Cosmo Kitty, Perry Panther, Cat Call, Coral Cat, and Magenta Minx as swatched by Stephanee

Stephanee's skintone is NW43, so it's wonderful that we get to see these on a deeper skintone. If you'd like to see her lip swatches, definitely check out her YouTube video HERE. All of these shades look gorgeous on her but as I mentioned in my original post, they're certainly not matte. They're described as demi-matte but the more I see these, the more I think they should not have included the word "matte" in the title at all since they're clearly satin finish. But I guess "Katy Kat Satin" doesn't quite have the same ring to it (maybe they could have called them "Katy Perry Satin Kat Lipsticks" or something? I don't know, now I'm just rambling...).

Have you spotted these at your local drugstores yet? Did you pre-order at Walmart? If you own any of these, I'd love to hear what you think of them!

Thanks again, @ellas26 and @stylebybare, for the great pics and swatches. I truly appreciate it!
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28 comments

  1. I picked up a few yesterday, I tagged you in my IG post cuz I wasn't sure how to get ahold of you. I've got kitty purry, Cosmo kitty and Cat Call if you need any other swatches!

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    1. What is your IG? I preordered Kitty Purry from Walmart and would love to see a swatch!

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  2. I was so so so mad at Walgreens for releasing these early, with too few in the displays, and for way too much money. I posted a few angry posts on Instagram (hope you didn't think I was mad at you, because never would I be lol). It was like I think myself and others who pre-ordered were way excited about getting our hands on it first and for cheaper and it turns it Walgreens just did whatever they want. Also- when I first saw the display these had a price of 7.99 then they had their bogo 50 sale and the price went up to 9.49 which is think is really underhanded. It sucks. I went to a few Walgreens here in Brooklyn (bay ridge, Bensonhurst, even Staten Island) all displays were picked clean. This is obviously a great collection but Walgreens is making it hard for anyone to get their hands on it- at least in my area- for that- the pre order is an amazing option and as always- I appreciate all your work letting us know what's going on.

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    1. Hi! I just saw a full display at walgreens at 6628 18th ave call them 718 236 6790 I went there this morning

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    2. I don't know if it's Walgreens fault, maybe they were told the wrong release date. I picked one up tonight so I know about the price discrepancy. I just showed the cashier the $7.99 sign and they changed it for me.

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  3. I found these in a Delaware Walgreens. I think I would much rather pay less and wait then pay almost $10 each. But I still bought 2 lol.

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  4. Are these limited edition lipsticks?

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  5. I think I can wait until the next time I'm driving by a Walmart, which won't be anytime soon because of where I live. I'm sure they will be under $6 there and I can use CG coupons.

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  6. Yesterday, I saw a different CG lipstick display( outlast) with tear pads of 2.00 off 2 coupons. In case anyone is interested.

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  7. Can anyone tell me about the scent of the lipsticks? I love Katy and I was excited when I saw the first post about the collection. The range of colors was very wide and they looked promising. But I didn't like the smell of the Colorlicious(?) lipsticks. It was a weird kind of fruity medicinal smell. I couldn't stand it......and sadly the Katy Kat lipsticks look like they are in the same packaging and have the same formula :-(

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    1. They smell exactly like the old Lip Perfection ones...slightly vanilla (but they taste waxy and lipstick-like).

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    2. I purchased 2 and I had to return them to Walgreens. They had a plastic smell. Once on the lips you could definitely taste them. Almost like when you accidently spray perfume in your mouth. The formula was pretty good however.

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  8. I was able to get mine at my local Walmart today and used a $1 off manufacturer coupon. I'll be honest, it might go back. I'm not overly impressed.

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    1. How much were they at Wal-Mart? Having trouble finding them at Walgreens.

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  9. Nothing in my local Walgreens yet but the price compared to Walmart is a bit steep! Better use those coupons/promos (Buy 1 get 1 50% off)

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  10. These lipsticks are selling out quickly. Everytime I find a display they are sold out. Love the packaging!

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  11. Since I know that these are not true mattes I want one! The display I saw was indeed picked over. Some people are saying that they are not so much picked over, as not all shades arrived. So any way I have to find my CG coupon now!

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  12. I'm curious about these but I am disappointed with the higher price tag. For example, Walgreens is charging $4.99 for the new Jordana liquid lipsticks, while Kmart has them for $2 less. That's a big discrepancy. Hopefully it's not the sign of a trend, though drugstores always inflate the per-piece cost of items by a couple bucks (as opposed to Target, etc.) I guess the tradeoff is you'll find newer items in a lot of drugstores first.

    But if the price is $10 for a drugstore lipstick, frankly I might just hold off and go to Sephora and buy their store brand. It'll be a couple bucks more, but I can swatch in-store and get samples of other products I'm on the fence about. Pretty soon half or more of the drugstore makeup looks like it'll be on par with Sephora brand, Clinique, etc.

    Rant over!

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  13. Just a quick comment on the formula...as you pointed out, these have a satin finish, rather than a matte one. They feel really creamy, and are comfortable and long-lasting on my lips (which are dry and prevent me from wearing mattes). But the interesting thing I discovered is that these have the *exact same* ingredient list as the CoverGirl Lip Perfection lipsticks. I compared them on drugstore.com and was really surprised that it's the same formula!

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  14. Just to let you know my Walgreens had them come up as BOGO1/2off

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  15. I found these at walgreens tonight. Top row was gone bottom row was there. I picked up catoure and cat call. I knew they were 9.49 and bogo and i loaded a 3.00 off two covergirl products to mt card. Well i went bqck to display before checking out and seen the $7.99 tag hanging from display ... I went to register and they rang up 9.49 i said the sign says 7.99 i went back and double checked. I said plus bogo correct she said yes, i said i should have a coupon pop up after i enter my phone number for 3.00 off... She was an older woman and was having trouble i guess putting them in as 7.99 so my total comes out $14 and some change...i said are u sure u took off the coupon for 3.00 she said yes shoes redeemed i said okay... As i walk out i take another look and there is fine print under the 7.99 says starts may first.

    I look at my reciept and she only adjusted ONE lipstick not BOTH. She should have adjusted both to 7.99 not just one then the bogo then the three dollars off. I should have gotten two for 9.00. I didnt realize it till i got to car and on the way out i seen the price correction shouldnt have happened till.tomorrow...so not much i could have done abyways... But i had clipped coupons they never work.

    Next i just swatched and tested and they are not matte. Im very unhappy. Ill stick with my jordana liquid mattes for $3 ivr found nothing eith this much staying power. I also tagged u in my ig post everythingcupcake is my handle.

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  16. I preordered the Perry Panther because I've been wanting a black lipstick for a while. I missed out on the one from Macs punk couture collection and haven't seen any other that I wanted since then. The price for the Perry Panther is fantastic especially since I will probably rarely wear it. That coral cat looks adorable!

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  17. Just found a display at Bed Bath and Beyond today and picked up kitty purry, which is a nice medium mauve color. They were only $6.59 and $5.27 with a 20% off coupon which is almost half of what walgreens is selling them for!

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  18. I would never be mad at you for anything! You do so much for us and it's always appreciate by me!:) I don't mind waiting, but Walgreens had a big mistake for releasing these early! Not your fault at all!

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  19. Spotted these in NYC at two CVS's in the Union Sq area.

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  20. i spotted them in a walmart in vaughan, ontario, canada! they only had like 1 of each colour. picked up 3 and will have a review soon!!

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  21. Just found these in Target in Los Angeles for $6.99. They had 4 of each color in the display :)

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